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NIDA Director Nora Volkow to speak at Aspen Ideas Festival July 2

June 28, 2012

NIDA’s Dr. Nora D. Volkow will speak at the Aspen Ideas Festival July 2 in Aspen, Colorado. The festival, in its eighth year, is presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, and is a gathering of the world’s foremost thought leaders.

WHO: Dr. Nora D. Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

WHAT: Our Genes and Our Addictions (moderated discussion)
(With: Cheryl Healton, Steve Hyman, Amir Levine; Moderator: Scott Stossel)

WHEN: Monday, July 2, 2012 1:15 p.m. to 2:25 p.m. MT

WHERE: Aspen Ideas Festival
Koch Building (Booz Allen Hamilton Room)

Dr. Volkow will also lead a brief talk July 2 at 4:00 p.m. MT as part of the Legacy’s “Ripple Effect” series (Location: Koch Building, Stranahan Room), and will appear live from the festival on Andrea Mitchell Reports on Tuesday, July 3.

For more information, or to arrange an interview with Dr. Volkow during the festival, please contact Stephanie Older, olders@nida.nih.gov or 240-274-0665. Follow NIDA on Twitter during the festival at @NIDAnews.

Contact:
NIDA Press Office
301-443-6245
media@nida.nih.gov

About the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA supports most of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug use and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to inform policy, improve practice, and advance addiction science. Fact sheets on the health effects of drugs and information on NIDA research and other activities can be found at www.drugabuse.gov, which is now compatible with your smartphone, iPad or tablet. To order publications in English or Spanish, call NIDA’s DrugPubs research dissemination center at 1-877-NIDA-NIH or 240-645-0228 (TDD) or email requests to drugpubs@nida.nih.gov. Online ordering is available at drugpubs.drugabuse.gov. NIDA’s media guide can be found at www.drugabuse.gov/publications/media-guide/dear-journalist, and its easy-to-read website can be found at www.easyread.drugabuse.gov. You can follow NIDA on Twitter and Facebook.

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NIDA. (2012, June 28). NIDA Director Nora Volkow to speak at Aspen Ideas Festival July 2. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2012/06/nida-director-nora-volkow-to-speak-aspen-ideas-festival-july-2

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